His backroom battles, diplomatic scraps, betrayals and secret
insecurities—Maclean's provides the most in-depth look yet at Canada's PM
PLUS: Andrew Coyne on what Stephen Harper has left undone
Also in this week's issue: Maclean's annual How Healthy Are You? survey
TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - He is tenacious, self-critical and calculating.
He is obsessed by the way he almost lost his job to a coalition of
enemies in 2008 and he will do anything he needs to do to keep on
On the fifth anniversary of Stephen Harper's surprise 2006 election
victory, Maclean's senior columnist Paul Wells and Ottawa Bureau Chief John Geddes go behind the scenes of five years in power to provide the most
in-depth look yet at Canada's surprising, maddening prime minister.
With new interviews with Conservative caucus members and current and
former advisers, this Maclean's Special Report—which covers a full 14 pages—gives new insider glimpses and fresh
insight into Harper's foreign policy, his relations with the provinces,
his inner circle in crisis-control mode — and his plans for the future.
The damage done by doing so little
Looking back on Stephen Harper's tenure, says Maclean's National Editor Andrew Coyne, the PM has managed to achieve a rare combination of longevity and
vapidity. Seldom has a government lasted so long that did so little. If
there is anything that has been a constant of this Conservative
government, Coyne argues, it has been not ideology and conviction, nor
even ruthlessness and cunning, but aimlessness and confusion. What has
been damaged, if not destroyed, by this endless barrage of flip-flops
and opportunistic behaviour is not only conservatism: it is politics
PLUS: How Healthy are you?
New research confirms it: To be at our best, we must faithfully observe
the holy trinity of health: sleep just enough, eat well—including
breakfast—and exercise as much as we can. And yet, most of us don't.
Early data from the Maclean's- Scienta Health "How Healthy Are You?"
Q-Gap test (see: macleans.ca/howhealthy) reveals a stark portrait about the well-being of many Canadians. Those
of us who skip breakfast, avoid physical activity and sleep poorly
(either too much or too little) have the worst Q-GAP scores and the
worst overall health status.
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